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CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor



With the Handycam HDR-CX405, Sony’s aim is to use technology to help make a camera that makes creativity and real-world movie making easy.

To ensure images are as free as possible from shake and blur, there is Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode for stable shots even when walking or zooming for up to 13 times more stabilisation than when in standard mode, making the most of the top class Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. This optic has a 30x zoom range with a 26.8mm wide angle (equivalent) making it versatile and ideal for large groups and indoor shooting. For longer zoom settings than 30x for more distant details such as sports, the 30x zoom range can be extended to 60x with very low image degradation using Clear Image Zoom.

The image quality is great even in dim conditions as the image sensor is a Back Illuminated 1/5.8 type (3.1mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor. This type has twice the sensitivity of a standard sensor type for better low light performance. Fantastic movies are the result when used with the camera’s BIONZ X processor which is capable of producing extra smooth footage at XAVC S bit rate of 50Mbps (or AVCHD). You can easily view your movies and stills on the 2.7-inch (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD monitor which has 230,400 dots and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

User features include Highlight Movie Maker with transition effects and music for a video montage of your favourite moments, and Motion Shot Video which takes multiple exposures in a single frame for action sequences that are guaranteed to impress.

For portability, the built-in USB Cable is stowed in the hand strap and is suitable for charging as well as data transfer, negating the need for either a separate USB cable or an AC adapter.


Included in box

  • 1x Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • 1x AC Adaptor
  • 1x USB Connection Support Cable
  • 1x HDMI (micro) Cable
  • 1x Operating Guide



Sensor Type 1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 2.29MP (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 1.71MP (4:3), Approx.2.29MP (16:9)
Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 1.9-57mm, f/1.8-4
Equivalent 35mm focal Length 26.8-804mm (16:9 video and stills)
32.8-984mm (4:3 video)
Minimum Focusing Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele)
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 350x
SteadyShot Optical
Modes Auto, Manual (Menu)
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Minimum Illumination Low Lux: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), Standard: 6 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Modes Auto, Indoor, One Push, Outdoor
Type 6.7cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Shutter Speed Auto Control Range (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Manual Iris Control (1/25-1/10000 sec.), Manual Shutter (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Standard (1/25-1/10000 sec.)
Type Contrast AF
Focus Mode Auto, Manual (Menu)
Focus Area Full Range Focus
Image Processor BIONZ™ X image processor
Self Timer Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
Scene Selection Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset
Picture Effect Yes
Other Shooting Functions Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Motion Shot Video
Memory Card Compatibility Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC
Recording Format (Video) AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S format
Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps, FH: Approx. 17Mbps, FX: Approx. 24Mbps, HQ:Approx. 9Mbps, LP: Approx. 5Mbps, MP4: Approx. 3Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx. 50Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 6.9 megapixels 4:3 (3024x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode) L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture) 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record) 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272)
Progressive Mode AVCHD: 50p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording, XAVC S HD: 50p/25p, Progressive recording
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Speaker Monaural Speaker
Input and Output Terminals Composite Video Out, HDMI (Micro) Terminal
Lens Cover Manual#
Playback Modes Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 6 music files), Highlight Movie Maker, Slide Show (Still Image)
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
USB Charge Yes
Power Consumption (LCD Screen) HD: 2.1W
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 54.0 × 59.5 × 128.0 mm (with supplied battery)
Weight Approx.215g (with supplied Battery)